The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership / Edition 1

The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership / Edition 1

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by John Wooden, Steve Jamison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071484353

ISBN-13: 9780071484350

Pub. Date: 12/15/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The Essential Wooden--more leadership lessons from the Wooden playbook

The Essential Wooden is the ultimate collection of Wooden’s opinions and observations on achieving exceptional leadership in any organization, with 200 invaluable lessons for inspiring championship performance.

Coach Wooden offers his hard-won wisdom on building an

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The Essential Wooden--more leadership lessons from the Wooden playbook

The Essential Wooden is the ultimate collection of Wooden’s opinions and observations on achieving exceptional leadership in any organization, with 200 invaluable lessons for inspiring championship performance.

Coach Wooden offers his hard-won wisdom on building an organization that performs at its full potential under pressure,
from preparing and training the team to instilling personal drive and dedication. He takes his famous Pyramid of Success to the next level, filling the entire book with his straight-shooting personality and keen insight on human nature.

Wooden shares rarely seen preseason letters to his players, revealing how he instilled productive attitudes and winning ways. He also includes previously unpublished analyses from former players and managers, including
Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

From Wooden’s earliest days as a leader through his legendary UCLA dynasty, The
Essential Wooden
distills a lifetime of learning into the leadership playbook for the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071484350
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Edition description:
Net
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
109,544
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Prologue     xv
Leadership, Values, Victory, and Success     1
Preparation and Training of a Team     53
Maintaining the Competitive Edge     101
Notes to Myself     135
Epilogue     189

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The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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BlockM More than 1 year ago
I like John Wooden and respect him greatly. Yet I found this book to be repetitive and all the advice blended together after a while. It was practical, but not that engaging. Often I have to be in the proper frame of mind to enjoy a book like this. Perhaps it I read it at a poor time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many leadership books written by the best in the field yet this humble, simple interpretation has had a more dramatic impact than any that have come before. An easy read, common sense tenants that make you say "yeah, I should be doing that". Truly a life changing book.
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There is so much to learn from 'The Essential Wooden' that applies to living. I coached basketball and met Coach Wooden at a basketball clinic in the late 70's after he had won his 10th NCAA title. I have a framed picture of an autographed page from 'Sports Illustrated' from April 7, 1978. I learned so much from him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Each page in this terrific book offers nuggets of wisdom from one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time. John Wooden¿s UCLA teams won 10 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships in 12 years, including 88 consecutive winning games, setting legendary and enduring records. But the way Wooden's players behaved was even more impressive than the number of games they won. Never arrogant, the Bruins epitomized self-control and teamwork ¿ unselfish, disciplined and intense. An outstanding tactician, Wooden recruited superbly talented athletes. However, he always believed that basketball was merely a vehicle for teaching his players about life and what really matters, hence this book of maxims and advice. Coach Wooden¿s principles about leadership and individual potential extend far beyond the basketball court. He does not define success just as victory, but as a full, complete team effort. We recommend this book to everyone, no matter what game you play or lead.